For most of recorded thought it was taken for granted that rationality was what separated us from the beasts. Plato argued that hatred of reason (misology) sprang from the same source as hatred of humankind. Aristotle declared that man was ‘the rational animal’, and this seemed evident to Spinoza, too: just as ‘a dog is a barking animal’, so man was the beast who reasoned.
Bol Platoon is a little space in the blogosphere. We strive to revive the rationalism, pluralism and tolerance. It has no pretensions nor illusions but the motivation of a few people who want to see Pakistan a better place – where ideas need to counter the forces of commercialism, adverse effects of globalization and extremism. And, ideas must translate into action that leads us to an equitable, just and healthy society. Here, rather than Witter on about what they had for breakfast, the online community of well-informed bloggers gives voice to the issues they are experiencing on the ground, from corrupt elections in Pakistan to satirical pieces on hard-line Mullahs to women rights In our society, a gloriously diverse place to find out about issues often ignored by the mainstream media.
We realize the importance of collaborating with like-minded individuals and groups to expand our horizons and learn from them their hard-earned lessons, and so expand and reach you on all continents.
Our prospective is simple:
“You may write me in history with you bitter, twisted lies, you may tread me in the very dirt but still, like dust, I’ll rise.”- Maya Angelou